We all remember last winter and the chaos that ensued after many Texans lost water and power. Although cities say they are more prepared for storms this winter, it’s still important to prepare your household for any power outages while stuck in the cold, just in case. Here are some ways you can ensure your family and home is safe ahead of time.
Check Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
With families searching for ways to get warm last winter, some turned to unconventional ways to warm up, like sitting in their running cars for a moment of warmth. In turn, numerous families died from the silent killer, carbon monoxide poisoning. Even if running your car in an open garage, the gas can still leak into your home, and the only way to notify against it is with a working carbon monoxide detector.
Families also resorted to relying on their fireplaces and open fires to warm up, cook and even melt snow for water. It can be easy to fall asleep in front of a warm fireplace, but a working smoke detector can save your life can in case the flames don’t perform as planned.
Prepare for Power Outages with Whole Home Surge Protection
Power going in and out can cause damage to appliances and your whole home’s circuit. When you have whole home surge protection it can save you from shortages and further electric down time when things come fully back on. It can also protect anything in your home from the sudden outages and help keep things running if you have a generator ready to pop on at the first sign of power going out.
Make Sure Everything Is Prepared of the Unknown with Colvin Electric
Whether you need help ensuring your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are up to date and working to the best of their ability, or you need someone to install whole home surge protection, contact us at Colvin Electric to help you prepare for winter!